Kingsville man killed by crash, another injured

Friday, November 15, 2013

Brian E. McCurdy, 35, of Kingsville, was involved in a fatal accident Saturday, Nov. 9, on Mo. Highway 213, 0.5 miles north of Page City road, in Higginsville. The passenger, Brian N. Demoss, 27, of Peculiar, was seriously injured.

McCurdy was traveling southbound in a 2006 Kenworth tractor when he traveled off the right side of the roadway, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle impacted on a grass embankment and overturned, where both occupants were ejected. They were not wearing safety devices.

McCurdy was transported by Life Flight to Research Medical Center, in Kansas City. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, and next of kin were notified. Demoss was transported by Staff of Life to Saint Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City.

In addition to MSHP, the Higginsville Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, Higginsville Fire Department and Higginsville EMS responded to the scene.

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